‘Person Of Interest’ In Waukesha Tragedy May Have ‘Significant Criminal History,’ Released On Bail Days Prior: Reports

Police have detained a “person of interest” after a red SUV plowed through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon, killing at least five and wounding dozens of others.

The driver of a red Ford Escape broke through barricades and ran through dozens of parade marchers on Sunday afternoon in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Video of the incident shows the SUV striking multiple parade marchers, including children. Witnesses described mass hysteria with people screaming and others laying stunned on the pavement.

Police have detained “a person of interest” in connection with the incident, Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson said on Sunday. He did not comment further on the person.

The person of interest detained by police is reportedly a 39-year-old black male. The man identified himself to police officers and was found with a Ford vehicle key on him, according to police scanner audio reviewed by the online outlet Heavy. The Daily Wire has decided not to name the man per its policy against naming the perpetrators of mass casualty incidents.
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